How we can help
Not everyone has problems with their use of club drugs, but if you or someone you know does then we can help.
Our specialist CNWL Club Drug Clinic team have a lot of experience and can support you with any concerns or problems relating to your drug use. The team includes; specialist addiction doctors and psychologists, nurses, counsellors and support workers.
We proudly work with people from all backgrounds and sexualities and can help with the range of problems that can be related to club drug use such as risky sex, relationships, housing and work.
Practical information and advice (no lecturing)
If you’re worried about your drug use, call us or email us to have a chat with one of our workers. You don’t need to give any personal details; we won’t judge you and there won’t be any lecturing.
Club drug use can cause a range of physical and mental health problems. We will give you a full health check and listen to any concerns you might have with your health or mental wellbeing.
Detox from drugs such as GBL
If you’re taking drugs like GBL or Ketamine you might need to detox from the drug to be able to stop using it. The Club Drug Clinic has extensive experience of helping people to effectively detox off a range of substances.
Referral to specialist medical treatment
Sometimes the use of drugs such as GBL, Ketamine or Mephedrone can lead to serious physical and mental health problems. You may therefore need treatment from a bladder or other health specialist. We can coordinate the referral and support you before, during and after your treatment.
Experienced and qualified people to talk to
The clinic is run by a team of highly experienced Doctors, Psychologists, Nurses, Counsellors and Support Workers. We have a lot of experience in working with club drugs and all work together to make sure that you get the best and most appropriate treatment and support.
Sexual health screening
Sexual health services are provided in the clinic and we also have close links with the Sexual Health / HIV clinics in London.
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual) Community
We know from surveys, research, and our own experience that people who identify as LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans) are more likely to use club drugs. This of course doesn’t mean that everyone who is LGBT uses club drugs, or that everyone who uses club drugs is LGBT, just that it's more common (especially for gay and bisexual men).
The CNWL Club Drug Clinic has extensive experience in working with LGBT drug users, and has genuine cultural competence in dealing with the drug addiction issues that occur within these communities. We offer specialised help and support with controlling or stopping drug use, advice on certain types of drugs prevalent within the community (e.g. GBL/GBH and Crystal Meth) and tips on how to be safe. We also offer sexual health screenings and treatment of STDs, HIV and Hepatitis.
Support after treatment
We understand that giving up drugs can be hard and that you might need support on a longer term basis. We can help provide this support or refer you to a specialist if needed.
Drug use can have a negative effect on your work. If you have recently lost your job or want to get back to work, we have employment specialists who can support you in rebuilding this part of your life.
Family and friends
We also have a family worker attached to our clinic who can help if there are specific family or relationship issues. Our services are completely confidential and can be tailored to how much involvement you wish to have from family or friends.
We also know that it can be especially difficult if people you live with are using club drugs as well as you. So if you’re in a relationship or friendship where you both use and require support, we can talk to you about how best to support you together.